Top Economic News

 

North Korea threatens to cancel the summit.
The US and China continue to inch toward a deal.
US yields are destined to go higher.
Italian bond write-down?
Erdogan issues a warning to his central bank.
Russia's hypersonic weapons.
The potential double short-fall in oil supply could present a major challenge?
Iranians met Chinese buyers of their oil this week, asking them to maintain their purchases.
Tesla to shut down it Model 3 assembly line for the last week in May.
Tesla loses two more top executives.
 

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With the spread between 5- year and 30-year Treasuries narrowing last week to the lowest levels in more than a decade, here are some of the Fed's recent comments.....

A Fed study released April 3 found that an inverted yield curve remains a powerful signal of a looming recession and that is still the case even if the current ultra-low level of U.S. interest rates are taken into account.

America's budget deficit and unemployment rate are heading in opposite directions — something that's never happened during post-World War II peacetime and could cause a significant jump in interest rates.

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Cleveland Fed President Mester is concerned about our fiscal path.
Trump and Xi working together to fix trade tiff.
Texas Pacific Land Trust is outperforming the stocks of shale producers.
Why high drug prices persist.
Italian populists go all in on pricey vows.
Europe steps up efforts to salvage the Iran accord.
16 dead in Gaza.
OPEC forecasts oil output to increase while demand uncertainty increases.
The shale industry will strengthen the US for the next 15 to 20 years.
We should support a nuclear deal with Saudi Arabia.

 

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Import Price Index (exp 0.5% v. 0.0% prior) 0730 hrs cst
U. of Michigan Sentiment (exp 98.3 v. 98.8 prior) 0730 hrs cst
St. Louis Fed President Bullard (alternate-voter) speaks on the economy and monetary policy 0730 hrs cst

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Israel plus Iran equals conflict.
Russia says sales of S-300 ground to air missiles to Syria is not in the cards right now.
Shales public enemy #1 says short the Permian and Eagle Ford shale plays.
Europe has a plastics problem.
Hawaii's volcano Kilauea, is spewing toxic sulfur dioxide gas.
Millennials can't get by on L10K.
Italy finally falls to the forces of populism.
Investors can't ignore Italy's debt arithmetic forever.
Trump administration porposes medicare drug plan change.
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Trump meets Americans released from North Korea.
Peace in North Korea is seen as costing about $2T
China's ZTE seases major operations after US trade ban.
China will be the biggest beneficiary of Iranian sanctions.
Iran and Israel are fighting a war against each other in Syria.
German Foreign Minister Mass said Israel has a right to defend itself.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov is urging Israel and Iran to avoid acts that could spiral into a full conflict.
Boeing's Middle East President said, sanctions will not effect business.
Pompeo to immediately pursue talks with allies on Iran.
California madates rooftop solar panels on all new construction.
The Bank of England left rates unchanged.
NYC rents continue to slide.
Why low orbit earth desperately needs a traffic cop (or a garbage truck).

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What are the bigger goals in the Iran deal?
Iran reacts with barbs, flag burning and despair.
Who gets hit when US sanctions resume?
Putin warns of a fragile world.
Reports of Israel launching rockets against Iranian positions in Syria.
ISIS claims to have participated in coordinated strikes in the Afghan capital.
What does oil at $70 mean?
British retail sales disappoint.
Chance of UK rate hike drops to ~10%.
How did billionaire Carl Icahn get a refinery waiver from the EPA?

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Trump will speak about the Iran Nuclear deal today.
What is the effect on oil/gas prices if the US leaves the deal?
Fed Gov. Powell said the rate hikes should not upend the global economy.
China's trade surplus with the US keeps getting bigger.
Tax revenues from marijuana are expected to grow.
Annuitites are the retirement solution everyone loves to hate.

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The battle for benchmark supremacy.
Investors are fleeing emerging markets.
US trade imbalance with China is a long term problem.
NAFTA talks enter a critical week.
Germany does not want to scrap the Iranina nuclear deal.
Iran says it will fiercly resist US pressure to limit its influence.
Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon.
Will shale drillers ramp up protection as gas crosses the $70 mark?

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What the US wants from China.
The US-China Business Council said it is pleased with the 2 governments talking.
Tariffs are causing a pause.
The US looks beyond the Iran nuclear deal.
Some scenarios if the Iran nuclear deal ends.
Warehouse investments are getting too exciting.
What could end Hong Kong's property boom.

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